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America's Smartest Students
Rank for 75th Percentile Scores of colleges on our (the Tailgater's Handbook) site.
Explanation of 75 percentile numbers
The SAT data on this page shows SAT scores for the 75th percentile of students. But what exactly do these numbers mean?
Consider a college profile that presents the following SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentiles:
- SAT Critical Reading: 500 / 610
- SAT Math: 520 / 620
- SAT Writing: 490 / 600
The upper number is for the 75th percentile of students who enrolled in the college. For the above example, 75% of enrolled students got a math score of 620 or lower (looked at another way, 25% of students got above a 620).
For the school above, if you have an SAT math score of 640, you would be in the top 25% of applicants for that one measure. If you have a math score of 500, you are in the bottom 25% of applicants for that measure.